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is in a big mess? mr. reid. harry reid. the guy who called americans evil. >> mike allen, tell us about this. i was reading the las vegas review journal. i'm heading out there this weekend. >> reading the metro section? >> a few meetings. tell us about harry reid. i was reading these polls in the paper. tell us about it. >> forget about harry reid. i want to know why you're going to las vegas? >> it's a long story. >> it's research. willie goes to vegas. >> willie, do you have any openings for interns? >> not at present. we'll talk off line. >> the senate majority leader does have a problem down by double digits against the potential challenger danny tarkanian. he's down against another challenger, the state republican party chairman. and joe will recognize the danger of this number right now. incumbent leader, one of the most powerful people, maybe the most powerful person in the senate, his approval rating back home, 37%. >> wow. >> that's the number george w. bush could laugh at. >> that is unbelievable. all right. >> is danny tarkanian the tark's son? >> yes. how could he not win? >> and
volition. >> top senate democrat harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for reform, quote, in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents, and their concerns. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> jamie: congress wants to spend your tax dollars on a major corporate airplane upgrade. do they really need new planes? our next guest showing us where your money is going, also, some wannabe rock stars, even one of our own, took to the stage in washington last night and they didn't have any instrument, though. griff jenkins in the middle of it all, dedicated dreamers checking out their airness, you should see what he is doing right now. i haven't. well, now's a great time to do something. call 1-800-713-2576 for a free information kit and trial offer of once-a-month actonel. and ask your doctor how to help treat osteoporosis. actonel is clinically proven to help reverse bone loss and can help increase bone strength to help prevent fractures. do not take actonel if
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-span, president obama, vice president biden, and senate majority leader harry reid comment on the death of senator ted kennedy. after that, we will show you senator kennedy's speeches at the 1980 democratic convention. later, congressman gerry connolly hold a town hall meeting in springfield, virginia. >> as washington and the nation continues to focus on health care, sunday on c-span, we will talk about dealing with the swine flu virus with dr. thomas friedman, director of the centers for disease control on newsmakers. then there will be a look inside the u.s. hospitals. cohen said the supreme court to see those -- go inside the supreme court to see those rarely seen places. the supreme court is home to the nation's highest court. senator ted kennedy served nine times, serving 47 years in the senate. senator kennedy served on seven major committees, armed services, and the judiciary committee. in 1980, senator kennedy unsuccessfully challenged president carter for the presidential -- for the democratic presidential nomination. president obama spoke about ted kennedy this morning from martha's vin
're pushing harder on health care reform. senate majority leader harry reid says they'll rededicate themselves to the causes kennedy championed. he had been working the phones from his sickbed even, trying to push through health care reform. >>> democrats is what one astronaut tweeted after nasa scratched a shuttle launch for the second time. weather was the culprit on tuesday. nasa hopes to launch the shuttle early friday after testing the valve. >>> an airplane flew into washington's restricted air space. get this. it's the very same plane that caused an evacuation of the white house four years ago. a student pilot got within ten miles of raggal national airport yesterday before it was intercepted by coast guard helicopters. i know. makes you shake your head. those are system of the headlines we're working on this morni morning. >>> how's the coffee, huh? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. >>> we have to look back at the legacy of senator kennedy. richard lui, it's a long one. you mentioned even from his sickbed he was working, making calls. a fighter to the end. >> that's right. he returne
these protesters nazis. the senate majority leader harry reid called them unamerican. and, the white house started gathering information on the health care opposition, in a move that critics are comparing to president nixon's enemies list. there is a white house web site, set up now, to keep track of disinformation as the white house is calling it. about the democrats' health care reform. and our next guest says the information going to the web site is permanent and very, very secret. byron york this is chief political correspondent for the washington examiner and a fox news contributor, byron, good morning. >> good morning. >> jamie: let's talk about the white house, looking for disinformation out there. and, as they are asking people to send these e-mails or any information, they see, to flag at whitehouse.gov are they collecting a database you are concerned will become permanent and secretive. >> they are required by law to keep records of the e-mails they receive, something called the presidential records act which requires the white house to keep this stuffal also if you as a citizen want to
. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
are saying, stop. >> gregg: scott, in the beginning people like harry reid and nancy pelosi and surrogates of the president, were saying all these protestors and townhalls are not genuine, it's a setup. they are evil and unamerican. you have a pole of what americans think of these protestors? >> 49% believe they represent the views of their neighbors. 37% don't. by the way, not surprisingly is partisan view and harry reid were one of views the democrats felt and republicans had a different perspective of the situation. again, it's important to remember this is more than just about health care. it's part of the frustration. there is also a gap, 49% of people representing opinions of their neighbors. so people are squeamish about the behavior itself. >> julie: we used one of your polls and posed the question to the twitter followers who do you fear more. i found that one person wrote, i trusted government more, you can vote them out every four years but you cannot do the same with insurance ceos. and insurance companies, definitely and if we had more competition to private insurance companie
the senate majority leader, harry reid. god forbid you would have to see the voters face to face. that is scary. bill: nothing like a good old- fashioned conference call to drive your point home. and i think that the one question that we get more than any other from viewers is that if they are pushing for it this way in congress, will they live by it? megyn: do you know the second question? how does bill tai such a perfect tied? bill: spot on. my neighbor has been asking this for months, if the plan is so great, why not sign up for yourself? megyn: a reality television star, bay on a popular series. she is a bikini model. now she is dead and he is on the run. profile comes from the reality television web site. cops believe he might be the killer. bill: the largest identity theft in history. the number of victims could total more than one-third of the entire u.s. population. how can you defend yourself from line attacks that are this significant? -- from of attacks that are this significance -- from online attacks that are this significant ? are you receiving a payout from a legal
who will vote for a republican speaker of the house, the other will vote for harry reid or nancy pelosi. those are two critically important votes. regardless of how the vote on everything else, one guy will vote one way and the other will vote the other. who would you prefer they vote for? it is not a game of purity anymore. i wish she could become a but it is not. it is a game of evils of to lesers. >> i am concerned about what will be happening with the census. apparently this sense is now is going to be under the control of the white house. they are hiring all these people from a corn to be census takers. there was an article in "the wall street journal" that talked about how there is a question of them counting illegal immigrants in the census. i wonder how this will affect elections going forward. and if there is anything we can do about it. >> my understanding is there are some compelling laws that even the white house will have to comply with that. they were not able to pull it from the commerce department. under white house -- next door in the room there are 5000. that is
majority leader harry reid says, quote, it was the thrill of my work with ted kennedy. he was a friend, the model of publ servin a amendncari a icon. as we mourn his loss, with rededicate himself to theau cses to which cifut dlyul dutifully feiflis . senate kennedy stands wlihit th most patriotic men and wichl women t erve ser in these lls. s nancyi posil says he had a grand orvi fs america and an inparalleled work for change. he had deep concern for the least among us. no one has done more than setor konese tdy educate our children, care for our seniors and tsure the for all americans. of course, senator kennedy's death comes at a critical time of the health care debate. health care was a lifelong issue for senator kennedy. president barack obama is facing a very, very difficult fight for his health care reform plan. he is going to need all of the votes that he can get. the vacancy being left by the death of senator kennedy, of course, not great timing for the obama administration. actually, senator kennedy and in his final days was trying to change the succession law in massachusett
. nancy pelosi and harry reid are great individuals, they are not great legislative movers. we're ready stuck on capitol hill with the obama agenda and president obama has a very limited stock of political capital. he's using it up at high rates. pelosi and reid are using up his political capital. it is giving your checkbook to your neighbor and basically saying, go ahead and get me some home improvements and it is hurting obama right now and it is looking like a pretty tough fall. >> host: in that piece in "the hill" you mentioned one reason obama spent so much political capital is aside from the ambitious agenda, he allowed congress to set the tone of for example, healthcare reform. >> well, you know, you come in and the senate was the great incubator of policy ideas, they were chunking bills out regularly and the president could come in and like shopping at a department store, could pick and choose a handful of priorities and really press forward. that is what obama did with the "serve america" act, a significant piece of legislation that has been forgotten in this kind of early his
leader harry reid says he has the votes to pass the $2 billion extension of the cash for clunkers program. there are seven amendments, and none expected to pass. shepard: wendell goler, thanks. you wonder when the appetite people have for new cars will run out and whether they got an early russia that will sort of go away quickly, or whether there will be -- got an early rush that was sort of go away quickly or whether there will be something more. the historic day, judge sotomayor, the owner young woman from the bronx, who learned a lot along the way, -- the woman from the bronx. she is to be sworn in on saturday with the chief justice at her side. it is good to have you with us. be back for "the fox report." now, the man, neil cavuto. ♪ ♪ once you've dealt with the things that come between you... don't let erectile dysfunction get in the way. ♪ viva ♪ viagra! viagra...america's most prescribed ed treatment... can help you enjoy a more satisfying sexual experience. to learn more, spend some quality time with viagra.com ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. don'
that harry reid is considering a plan to break the plan into two parts. put the more expensive reform
. but we are not going to stand with -- anymore. the families can -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress in the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know if that's going to be part of the plan. what we're talking about -- what we're talking about is giving penl who don't have health insurance options. >> this is a direct assault on our personal liberties, our personal freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to government the hell out of our lives. >> okay. so what is all of the fuss about? does anything really get accomplished? can you get your point across when you're disrupting a meeting like this? does it make sense? is it real? is it fake? tomorrow night we'll go in depth on the health care town hall meetings. you want to stay tuned right here on cnn. tomorrow night we'll report on that. >>> tragedy over the hudson river. bodies are still missing after a deadly
the republican party on with him. >> i'm just wondering, we heard from harry reid and a part of his quote, he says they're talking their cues from talk show hosts. it's not often you try to blow yourself up, but that's what they're obviously doing. it's a party being run by a talk show host. i think there are a lot of people saying you know, rush limbaugh is the one in charge still. >> i think the point that democrats are trying to do is what this is about is that they can't defend their health care plan on the merits. >> mike, philip, how can they defend it if they're not even being allowed a chance to explain it? you have people showing up, not aloeing them to even talk. >> listen, the president of the united states has had how many prime time news conferences -- >> we're not talking about the president. we're talking about these town halls. >> they've had months to make their case -- >> it's not about responsibility. >> if you look at polling numbers, they show mounting opposition to health care policies. >> i can't imagine, any poll that suggests that people lacking discussion where one s
. >> they face a potential loss of unemployment benefits but senate majority leader harry reid promised action. >> soon after congress returns to washington, we'll need to address this matter. unemployment benefits are a sound investment. there should be no disagreement that we should help those who are suffering as a result of an economic crisis they didn't create. >> reporter: congress has already extended unemployment benefits three times during this recession. for a closer look at today's numbers, we turn to: diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, a diversified financial services firm in chicago; and jim ellis, assistant managing editor at "business week" magazine. diane swonk, companies are still shedding jobs but not as quickly. so, relatively speaking, better than expected, right? >> certainly better than expected. we also saw an increase in the hours worked which is one of those big precursors to hiring. firms are much more likely to take the employees they have and work them longer hours before they actually make that commitment to actually hiring workers. the other good n
in taking down the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
harry reid sayses it will pass. >> we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when do you think you'll do it. >> before we leave here. >> do you have the people for it? >> yes. >> republican leaders say they won't block the vote. >>> two russian subs have been patrols off the u.s. they have not seen something like it off the cold war. there's no reason for concern. the subs are hundreds of miles away in international waters and u.s. had advance warning that they were coming. >>> flash floods stranded driversing shut down two universities, and put part of churchill downs racetrack under water. police got thousands of 911 calls. >> this is the worst i've ever seen it. >> i would hesitate to say at least 20 feet. 20 feet from the bottom of the trestle to the roadway. >> 80 hospital patients were moved out because of flooding and water outages. some animals did not make it out of a flooded animal shelter. here's meteorologist bob van dillen with what's on top of the weather today. >> good morning, robin. those thunderstorms washed out overnight but new activity popped up around arkansas. you can
to say that i am unpatriotic or yesterday harry reid said i'm an evil monger. that is so offensive at so many levels, i can't tell you. i am the average citizen. that's why i want to thank you y'all for letting me come on the program this morning. i think in that regard i sort of represent the average guy. he doesn't get a voice in this game. with all these people showing up. we sort of do have a dog in the fight right now. and i'm glad i'm part of that. >> mark, who asked a great question of a u.s. senator yesterday. it was great that you could visit us on this friday. alisyn: thanks, mark. >> thank you very much. alisyn: we can all probably agree that health care in america has some problems. and may be in need of reform. why can't the president sell that message to the masses? the five key things that americans are not buying about reform next. steve: we showed you this video steven tyler from aerosmith falls right off the stage. there he goes. i believe that's at sturgeon sturedges. will the front man have to take a backseat on the tour? brian: he got really hurt. bvr since arthur's
of control spending, spiraling debt and liberalism. a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said the group is distorting the truth and engaging in sleazy campaign tactics. >>> time for our i-report of the day. roger savitz shot this video in maine and said these turkeys are hanging out in the road causing a traffic jam. looking cute, though. you give us your views and turkeys. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an i-reporter. thanks for that. that was cute. >>> if you're annoyed by those pre-recorded robo calls trying to sell you something, some help is on the way for you. many of those calls are being banned by the government. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here and jen, not all robo calls are being banned, though, right? >> yes, but what's that at dinner? what's that? could it be the sound of silence? >> thank goodness. >> a lot less fewer calls. robo calls from companies will not be allowed starting tomorrow. you can still legally get them from charities, politicians and debt collectors, they got exemptions but the ftc says telemarketers must get written
was going to help his son. nancy pelosi said that these people were manufactured. on and on it goes. harry reid calling them shrill. many people believe that this is not the way to have the discretion. you think barack obama need to come to their defense? >> he is an outrage manufacturer himself. there was a piece published in 2007 talking about his history of being a community organizer. one of his fellow organizers said the method that he used -- megyn: one of the original community organizers. >> exactly. he said that they needed to make them feel rotten about their life, from the source of discontent. he goes on to say that barack obama was one of the best at doing this. how can the white house say that this is wrong, when they actually have the same sort of thing in the president? he spent most of his career doing this, organizing to do this type of thing. megyn: he did a similar thing in the campaign to encourage similar tactics. >> he encouraged us to have a discussion. all of a sudden now that it is opposing their leftist dog month, they are proposing it. this is part of a bigger a
senate majority leader -- that's a joke. i don't have one. senate majority leader harry reid's annual clean energy summit in las vegas took place. natural gas getting a lot more attention out there. even al gore seemed to acknowledge the inconvenient truth that we're going to need to embrace a fuel that's just less dirty before we can get clean. my take, let's hope what happens in vegas doesn't stay in vegas for a change. there may even be the political support to get nat gas through congress, oh, wow, among other things the bill that's on the table would require an extension of the existing credits for natural gas as a transportation fuel. it would provide a tax credit for the purchase of a nat gas vehicle, require half the vehicle the federal government purchases over the next couple years to be natural gas fueled. legislation would be used for clean energy fuels, largest chain of natural gas filling stations in the country. not to mention all the natural gas companies. if this gets past they're all going to be good. the big question i have is when the political winds change for for
they understand how complex and how much it could misfire? >> i think they are and i think certainly harry reid is cognizant of that. i'd be interested in your view, though. what i think i learned covering you, and i wish i had e-mail then because you were hard to get on the phone, was that senators and particularly senators involved in financial stuff, can sort of figure these things out and make it work and delay things and phase in different provisions to try to work out whatever they want to dor. so i'm a little skeptical that they can't do it this way. you tell me, can they make it happen? >> no, i agree with conrad. what happens is what they will do is raise a budget point of order saying, this provision of the bill right here involving health insurance reform on pre-existing conditions, which is absolutely critical to health care reform legislation, is irrelevant to the federal budget in the following ways. then you need 60 votes to overrule that point. so it will take 60 votes within reconciliation to include most of the things that people want included in the bill. and that's basically
it alone. if no deal, that is, is reached by mid-september. majority leader harry reid is reportedly ready to use a process known as reconciliation to get a democrats-only bill on the floor with just 51 votes. democratic senator sherrod brown is with us. wouldn't this be declaring war in the senate? >> i don't know exactly what it means, declaring war in the senate. i do know that senator baucus has tried for months to get bipartisan agreement on things like important parts of legislation like an option. and republicans for philosophicals are not able to make any kind of significant concessions so they can move forward. we want to do this bipartisanly, but more important than a bipartisan bill is a good bill. and to allow the drug companies and the insurance industries to write this bill the way they did the medicare law under the bush years is certainly not tenable for the great majority of democrats and for the country, frankly. >> well, senator mccain this weekend on cnn state of the union said that they've been shut out, particularly on the health committee, which i believe on which yo
the senate, and i usually do, watch harry reid and them, and he tears right into the public option for health care. during that time -- if you don't believe it just go to canada. he goes on fox news and just sits there with some 40 doctors they got. the talk about how bad the canadian medicine is. now the question is, does mitch mcconnell no his absolute stone cold line cannot or does he just like all the time? which is it? anybody would know his line about that if he is watched -- if he watched the for cigna. does he purposely lied all the time? guest: no, i do not think his line and in those statements, but i congratulate the caller on noting one of his most important tactics since he has been republican leader. he does it use his speeches, often his morning business-type speeches on the senate floor to consistently address an issue. the first to did in this session of congress was the closure of guantanamo. he hit that hard, consistently over a long period of time, and i think have some effect. he is doing the same now on health care reform. i think his office would be happy to provide the
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
, harry reid last night, late, apparently reached a zeal. he's got enough votes. they have enough democrats to do anything they want to. but apparently did he reach a deal because some -- he did reach a deal because some republicans were threatening to not make this go through. some speedbumps along the way and perhaps they would have to start their vacation late. nonetheless, $2 billion more for the federal government to buy cars to do that to. peter: do we think that's the end? will there be another $2 billion? gretchen: that's the $2 billion question. peter: is it going to continue if it's successful in the terms of the goal of 750,000 cars being purchased? will there be another billion, another $2 billion, anothe another $3 billion? gretchen: a lot of economists wonder whether or not this is a good program. is it taking demand from buying cars in the next one, two, three years? after you hand out money, du, people are going to buy cars. if you hand out $4,500 to somebody, they're going do it. will they go back and ask $2 billion more? this takes them through labor day. apparen
some very critical words for these protesters tuesday. in fact, at one point, harry reid even held up a piece of astroturf today to point out that in his opinion these are not grassroots organizers and that they are in his words phony. he said, quote, we're not going to be sidetracked by people trying to sabotage a civil process. and senator dick dur win, the number-two democrat in the senate, said for the first time in his career there have been all these phone calls to his chicago office, in his words, begging for there to be town hall meetings. he said, quote, they're interested in youtube. they want to get the image across america that somehow congressmen and senators can't defend health care reform, and he went on to say i'm not going to allow myself to get sucker punched here. so, what senators are going to try to hammer home here over the next month when they're in their home states, wolf, is that health care reform is important for all americans, not just for those who are uninsured, but they also want to convince americans who have insurance that this is good for them, that i
to drive the car. not sit in the back seat while nancy pelosi and harry reid drove the car. they want barack obama to get behind the wheel and drive the car. >> that's the damnedest thing. i asked why this happened. he had his plan. nancy said no. he deferred on that, cap and trade, health care. why is he deferring on all these huge issues that are, again, defining his presidency. >> joe, i think the reason is -- the reason i think, joe, it's his character. it's not a bad character. there's a certain diffidence, if you will. the other anti-thesis of lbj hands on, getting into this amendment, that amendment. i think he naturally defers. i'm the commander. let them carry these things out. i think, joe, what has happened, in middle america people say give this guy a shot. this may represent really change, this may be something different of the conclusion is c c congeeling these are the same old tax and spend democrats as before. >> he's done too much campaigning at 10,000 feet. he needs to kind of get down and do the sort of get dirty. >> here is the metaphor, life and politics and being
: what is your prediction as to the reaction from speaker pelosi and harry reid's article yesterday? guest: there are certainly many different opinions. kathleen sebelius was speaking and a woman introduced her, and the minute they introduced her, people were screaming at her and telling her to shut up. there is certainly a hope that we can have several discussions. americans really want to talk about this and the elected representatives want to hear from you. we hope there williwill be robut debate. there is nothing with that, but it needs to be civil. host: wallace, kansas. go ahead. caller: right now the only thing we have to go by concretely, for those opposed were in favor of health-care reform, it is legislation. if we are happy with our present insurance, we will be able to maintain that. yet, if any changes are made to our plan at work, if we have a child, and someone to the policy, or we lose our job, then we would have to factor the effective date of this plan and go with the government option, leaving private insurance to wither on the vine. do you find it perhaps the dis
majority leader harry reid. >> as the health-care conversation continues, c- span's healthcare hobbs is an important resource. go online and follow the latest tweets, video advertisements, and links. keep up with town hall meetings, house and senate debate and even up low your opinion about health care with a citizen video. lobbying, influence, and money. have to use the internet to provide transparency in government. tonight at 8:00 eastern time on c-span to. host: our guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. quite frankly, this bill is so large and so complicated and so misunderstood and misinterpreted, we have already seen improvements in the proposal, whether it is the public option, that the president has backed away from. we
back and his comments? guest: i think he was spot on. we have harry reid, the senate majority leader, calling the protesters going to these town halls evil-mongers. we have nancy pelosi saying that they are dressed as the nazis and using not he-like tactics to silence people. -- nazi-like tactics. if you go on craigslist on the classified as a new type in obama or reform in most major metropolitan areas under the subsection, you will find the csiu and you will find people being paid $16 per hour to go to these town hall meetings. i don't know if anyone on the right is being paid to show up in this town hall meetings but i guess that you have to be financed by george soros to be a real act of desperation host: host: this caller asks for one republican who is promoting fairness guest: \ guest: many people have suggested and john kerry said he would like to see it come back in place. the democrats are not legislating desperate they are appointed people to the fcc, the body that impose the fairness doctrine that will start to do this again. we're starting to see it, setting local standar
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he pushed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyda
not renew it? >> not much. senate majority leader harry reid plans to start debate after the debate on -- vote on sotomayor this afternoon. he thinks he has the votes to pass it, and it is the last order of business before the august recess. so opponents of the program are not going to want to spend a lot of time on what they know is a losing effort. supporters say that the program is the most effective program there is, doing all the right things, taking gas-guzzlers' off the street, replacing them with cars that get better mileage. critics say that it is more deficit spending and bailout money, another example of the government choosing winners and losers. jon: is it true that most of them are built by foreign manufacturers? >> 6 of the top 10 cars are built by foreign manufacturers, but most of them are built in this country. hyundai has added protection in alabama. gm has the biggest share of new car sales, detroit's big three has a little more than 45%, and the three japanese companies have about 36%. jon: all right. thank you. jane: if you drive a midsize sedan, a fender bende
says people object when harry reid tries to bring up the bill adding more money to the program. it would allot 2 billion north dakota additional -- $2 billion in the subsidy program. mary ann is at a dealership in roswell, georgia. and is it true that they have run out of new cars? >> he said they have 150 new cars left which would qualify for the program. i'm standing in the lot until the clunker -- where the clunkers can be kept and they have to disable the engines. as part of the program they want the vehicles off the road. they are seeing quite a few suvs here at this dealership and as i said, they are running out of inventory. a lot of customers say they are here specifically because they want to get that rebate, they think it sounds like a good plan and we have one of the customers here with us, ed wallace. you came in with your wife and got two vehicles and really wanted to trade in our older vehicle, what happened? >> my avalon didn't qualify because it gets 21-miles to the gallon instead of the 18. we are here and it is classic, i call it a bait and switch, it is a co
majority leader, harry reid. >> mr. president, i would ask you if we begin the vote now and we will make sure the two or three minutes we are starting early. >> without objection. >> the yeas and nays been ordered? >> they have not been ordered. >> we send a request. >> the clerk will call the role. >> mr. akaka? >>> we're expected to keep a close watch on this as the vote is to take place. it is believed it will be a unanimous decision among the democrats and a handful of republicans voting for the confirmation of sonia sotomayor. the first hispanic supreme court justice to take to the bench. that will take place momentarily. i am going to hand it over to rick sanchez. >>> more health care town halls turning into tea parties with a constant theme. >> you need to open it up to the free markets. >> isn't that who runs health care now. >> this lawyer has made millions buying up health care facilities. is rick scott as accused by the left orchestrating these so-called angry anti-government mobs. we'll ask him. >>> guess who showed up in court where the john edwards case is being heard? his
to work before their own recess. the gang of six is still trying to negotiate a health care deal. harry reid said moments ago that all that proves is that there are three republicans who are willing to work with democrats. republicans say that that is not really true and they have not really been invited to the table. trace: now to the heat in the country. janice dean. >> some summertime storms firing up across the midwest. there is one sl above missouri and illinois, above quincy, illinois. a severe flood warning in effect. a lot of heavy rain associated. across the southeast, some pop- up showers and storms. excessive heat warnings for parts of oklahoma, where we have triple digits again. trace: wendell goler is at the north lawn. maybe more money for cash for clunkers? >> maybe not. you might do well to buy a car in the next few days. the white house says that the program could be suspended or ended. republicans are using the unexpected popularity to cast doubt on the government estimates on health care reform. there will be talks about how to keep both programs on track. trace: let
connell and also from harry reid, the top democrat on the senate. >> a long ten weeks ago president obama made history when he nominated the nation's first hispanic to be a justs to the united states supreme court. only the third women. this week the senate will make history when we confirm her. judge sonia sotomayor is an american of tremendous qualifications with her academic record and cuveer experience are really second to none. >> judge sotomayor is certainly a fine person with an impressive story and a distinguished background, but a judge must be able to check his or her personal or political agenda at the courtroom door and do justice even handedly as the judicial oath requires. this is the most fundamental test, it's a test that judge sotomayor does not pass. >> so, expect republicans to keep questioning throughout this debate whether sonia sotomayor can remain neutral, as you heard mitch mcconnell say there by his office, their count right now is that 27 republicans have said that they are not going to vote for sonia sotomayor and i also spoke with a leadership aide who thinks they'r
senator patrick leahy. as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid for their outstanding work, for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer both who are justice sotomayor's home state senators. i want to thank all the members of congress who've taken the time to join us here at the white house event. and i want to acknowledge all the advocates and groups who organized and mobilized and supported these efforts from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i appreciate all that you've done. so, pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. two members of congress that i just especially want to acknowled acknowledge, senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side. and congresswoman vazquez who is our congressional senate caucus. and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who in so many ways truly made this day possible, justice sotomayor's mother. mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband, omar, and justice sotomayor's brother, juan, and other members of
the white house. the democrats could hit -- take a hit in 2010. even the senate's top democrat, harry reid appears to be vulnerable. brand new polling shows that the top two potential republican contenders would both kohl had of him in a head-to-head matchup. when you are talking about big names like that, at the 2010 race could be a plea for democrats. jon: the independent voters are the ones who hold the key there. >> brand new gallup polling shows that 70% of independent voters disapprove of congress and what it has been doing. only 22% say that they approve of what is happening. those numbers pull closer how republicans rank congress. those voters are all-important. there is still a lot of time to get them on board. right now, they clearly are not. jon: what does it mean for the gop? >> eight could be a perfect stew of things right now. also when you factor in the health-care town hall meetings, it is just a lot of frustration. here is what a republican congressman had to say. >> it is a combination of the work they've done and where they're going. it is also about arrogance. the arrog
extension needed to keep the program alive, but senate majority leader harry reid announced he is confident it will pass. >> cash for clunkers, we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when will you do that? >> before we leave here. >> what are we going to do when the $2 billion runs snout are we going to spend another $5 billion? are we in the car business at the retail level forever? >> mitch mcconnell says his party won't block a vote and the matter will be completed. >>> happening today, president obama is headed to indiana where he'll announce a manufacturing grant to talk about his efforts to get the economy back on track. elkhart's unemployment rose to the highest level in the nation. this will be mr. obama's third visit to the area. >>> president obama celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday. he celebrated with this impressive cake there including the presidential seal, but he also had a trick up his sleeve. he surprised helen thomas who turned 89 and shares a birthday with him. she was serenaded with happy birthday. >> it is hard to believe she is 89. >> she's been around for a long time an
. and they would have to cut or add more taxes on split the bill in two. leader harry reid seemed to go with reconciliation. he said at a town hall if we can't do a bipartisan bill, we'll do a partisan bill. teddy as you know-- >> and why not put it off until next year once massachusetts voters elected his replacement. then you're back to the filibuster proof election. and polls indicated that democratic majorities will likely shrink. back to you in new york. >> complicated. i thought was sad that george step n step-- s stephanopoulos would like them to take a xrocompromise. many believes that his presence has largely been missed in the health care debate and because he was able to work with republicans so closely that his skills in balancing this might have played well, instead of this sort of bipartisan bickering taking place. >> in the meantime, it's hurricane season and they've been coming in rapid fire succession. janice dean is here this morning to tell us about the latest, hey, janice. >> hi, alisyn, yes, we're watching the pacific now, we saw dan ny go to a remnant low out in th
of an extension to the popular cash for clunkers program. harry reid said it will get passed before break. as he made the announcement a republican from south carolina said he would not block the bill. he was a vocal critic of cash for clunkers calling it washington's stupidity. two other senators had opposed more funding. they've changed their mind. the ford focus, honda civic, and toyota corolla, prius and camry the top five cars people are buying under the program. >>> one of every ten americans 6 and older was taking anti-depressants. it doubled from 1996. but fewer people are seeing therapists. columbia university researchers points out it shows doctors who are not psychiatrists need to learn better how to diagnose depression. >>> ryan o'neil said he was so fr fr frazzled at his girlfriend's funeral that he actually hit on his own daughter. >> it's been reported that your father didn't recognize tatum at the funeral. she asked do you have a drink on you, do you have a car? what do you think of the story? >> he was flirting with everybody. >> with his daughter? >> my dad is getting up in the
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